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It wasn't just pollsters who were useless in the election; pundits were too

16 May 2015 9:00 am

It takes some agility to shoot yourself in the foot and saw off the branch you’re sitting on, while hoisting…

The Tories are now the party of the many — Labour is the party of the few

2 May 2015 9:00 am

When election day dawns, it’s worth bearing in mind that two million more people will be going to work than when…

Portrait of the week

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Home The British economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2015, the slowest quarterly growth for…

Won't somebody please try to win this election?

11 April 2015 9:00 am

The age of two-party politics is over: we know that because everyone keeps saying so. We are entering an era…

Is this election a Champions League game? Or Millwall vs Brighton?

11 April 2015 9:00 am

I’ve been trying to think of a good football analogy to describe the battle between the two main parties as…

How Ukip became the incredible disappearing party

28 March 2015 9:00 am

The establishment drive to marginalise Ukip has been under way for three months now, and it has having its effect.…

Portrait of the week

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Home In a Budget intended to have ‘no gimmicks, no giveaways’, George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, offered pensioners…

Let’s appoint a Ministry of Scandalous Ideas

3 January 2015 9:00 am

My children have a phrase called ‘fomo’ — which stands for ‘fear of missing out’. It is a constant, mildly…

What our leaders would say if they really cared about defending Britain's Jews

2 August 2014 9:00 am

The mask has been torn away. Supposedly anti-Israel protests over the Gaza war have convulsed Europe in the worst scenes…

France's political system is crumbling. What's coming next looks scary

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Last week President François Hollande, following his party’s humiliation in the European parliamentary elections (his Socialists won roughly half as…

When judges go to jail

10 May 2014 9:00 am

Judges in jail Barrister and part-time judge Constance Briscoe was jailed for 16 months for perverting the course of justice…

The Tory rebels have two choices: shut up or lose the election

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Things could scarcely be going better for the Conservatives. Every week seems to bring more news of the recovery. High…

The Spectator's Notes: French presidents used to have a touch of the monarch. Not any more

18 January 2014 9:00 am

When I interviewed Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the former president of France, for my biography of Margaret Thatcher, I asked him…

Toby Young: Join my campaign to save the country

4 January 2014 9:00 am

This is going to be the year I do my Flash Gordon routine and launch a campaign to save the…

Should you invest in nuclear power companies? 

2 November 2013 9:00 am

Power companies are the new banks as far as the public is concerned — but does that mean they’re not…

Rod Liddle: Is Hugh Grant a pawn of the mad metropolitan left?

12 October 2013 9:00 am

It is a peculiar alliance, when you think of it, which wishes to bring to an end 300 years of…

You can’t demand democracy in Syria but ignore it at home

7 September 2013 9:00 am

After David Cameron’s decision to seek parliamentary approval for air strikes against Syria, two lobbies came charging in, banners aloft.…

When party leaders depart from the script, all hell breaks loose

27 July 2013 9:00 am

It is within the experience of even the humblest of MPs that those who oppose what you do will berate…

Nick and Dave are ready to rumble. Ed, on the other hand …

6 July 2013 9:00 am

The coalition parties have governed together for more than three years now, but they remain culturally very different beasts. When…